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AP-NORC poll: Asteroid watch more urgent than Mars trip

By MARCIA DUNN and EMILY SWANSON CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Americans prefer a space program that focuses on potential asteroid impacts, scientific research and using robots to explore the cosmos over sending humans back…
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33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM and MATT ROURKE PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. authorities seized 33,000 pounds, or 15,000 kilograms, of cocaine from a ship at Philadelphia’s port in what they described as one of the largest drug…
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Louisiana governor: Upriver floods a disaster for fisheries

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s governor says floodwaters from the Midwest are severely hurting people who make their living from coastal seafood, so he’s asking the federal government to declare a fisheries…
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Why US-China trade war risks hurting firms in both countries

By PAUL WISEMAN WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses are imploring President Donald Trump not to expand his tariffs to $300 billion in goods from China that have so far been spared in his trade war…
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Cuba Gooding Jr. to plead not guilty to groping woman at bar

By MICHAEL R. SISAK NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr. turned himself in to police Thursday and was charged with forcible touching after a woman accused the actor of groping her at a New…
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Chopper crash renews 9/11 worry about rogue aircraft in NYC

By BERNARD CONDON and TOM KRISHER NEW YORK (AP) — It was an accident, not terrorism, but this week’s helicopter crash on the roof of a midtown Manhattan skyscraper has raised serious security concerns because…
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AP analysis: Broad legalization cuts into medical marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When states legalize pot for all adults, long-standing medical marijuana programs take a big hit, in some cases losing more than half their registered patients in just a few years, according…
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1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments

By JAKE BLEIBERG and JUAN LOZANO DALLAS (AP) — A construction crane buffeted by high winds during a storm toppled on a Dallas apartment building Sunday, killing one woman in the building and injuring five…
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US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

By GARANCE BURKE AP - The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas and considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up…
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French beaches at dawn set scene for solemn D-Day observance

By JOHN LEICESTER and RAF CASERT OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — The five beaches are silent at dawn but forever haunted. When the sun rises Thursday over the Normandy coastline where thousands of men bled…
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